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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 22nd, 2010

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Betty B. Groseclose, 81, Alpharetta
Betty B. Groseclose, age 81 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Friday, August 22, 2010. Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. A private ...
Betty Wilkes, 80, Winder
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Betty Wilkes, age 80 of Winder formerly of White County, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010. Arrangements are i ...
Eunice Mae Sisk Cotton, age 86 of Lula, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the residence of her daughter following an extended illness. Born in Banks County on May 14, 1924, s ...

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Bernice Beatrice Hicks, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Beatrice Hicks, age 69, of Jefferson, who passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010. Mrs. Hicks, born June 23, 1941 in Winder, Geo ...
Lisa Renay Seay Martin, 45, Cumming
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Lisa Renay Seay Martin, age 45, of Winterville, who passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2010. Mrs. Martin, born November 23, 1964 in Cummin ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.